Airports Authority India Announces New Contract with Aireon


Under a new agreement, the third largest airspace in the world is expected to deploy space-based ADS-B by the end of 2019.

Aireon LLC has announced that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed a contract to implement Aireon’s air traffic surveillance service in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata’s oceanic airspaces.

These regions are located in the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean and represent over six million square kilometres. The goal is to deploy space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the end of 2019.

This landmark agreement will immediately provide AAI coverage of all ADS-B OUT 1090 MHz equipped oceanic air traffic, ensuring one of the densest oceanic airspaces in the world has access to tools to enhance safety and efficiency and accommodate unprecedented double-digit growth, year-on-year.

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